“It’s embarrassing,” Arsenal legend comes in support of Lionel Messi after he gets booed by PSG fans

Thierry Henry has come to Lionel Messi's support following his faaling out with the PSG supporters


“It’s embarrassing,” Arsenal legend comes in support of Lionel Messi after he gets booed by PSG fans

Former Barcelona star, Thierry Henry criticised Paris Saint Germain supporters for booing ex-teammate Lionel Messi in their recent loss against Olympique Lyonnais. The Parisian club lost at the Parc Des Princes against ninth-placed Lyon in the French Ligue 1 earlier this week.

The Red and Blues support subjected the World Cup winner to whistles and jeers during the match. The PSG supporters have made aware of their stance regarding Messi, and his recent performances. One man that did come to the support of the wide man is his former teammate during his stint at Barcelona, Thierry Henry.

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Speaking to Amazon Prime, Henry explained, “It’s embarrassing to hear whistles from the Parc. You can’t whistle one of the best players on the team, who has 13 goals and 13 assists this season.” The Frenchman continued, “Personally, I would like to see him finish his career at Barcelona, in Europe. For the love of football, he should go back to Barcelona.”

It is well known that FC Barcelona President, Joan Laporta has been a huge advocate of bringing Messi back to Spotify Camp Nou. The Argentine forward’s contract is due to run out in the summer, and it is anyone’s guess how this saga will turn out.

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Lionel Messi has definitely not played to his usual standards since moving to PSG from the Catalan Capital. However, the Parisian club are still extremely desperate to keep him at the Parc Des Princes.

Despite the French Club’s interest in retaining the services of the Argentine forward, there is one opportunity that Messi is seemingly waiting for. The World Cup winner’s former club, Barcelona are looking to re-sign him, and talks are reportedly scheduled to begin as soon as next week, with a two-year contract to be floated.

However, at the moment, the former Blaugrana has only one offer at the table, from his current club PSG. Despite talks about MLS and South American clubs’ interest in Messi, the Ligue 1 champions are the only ones who have reached out to the player’s entourage. The French club have reportedly held out an offer since the forward’s return from Qatar after a successful world cup campaign.

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The Qatari-run club are hoping to have their star man stay on for another year, but the recent reception the Parisian supporters have offered Messi may have deteriorated the negotiations between the club and the player. And should Barcelona acquire the funds to secure their former player, it will be difficult to see the French club achieving the signature of the World Cup winner.

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